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24988   Lance Corporal William John Droogan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/02/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 22/12/1894
Died: 03/10/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
William John Droogan was the eldest son of Francis and Catherine Droogan. He was born on 22nd December 1894 in Ballygawley, County Tyrone. His father worked as a railway labourer. The family lived in Grange, Ballygawley, Tyrone. William Droogan enlisted in Omagh. Lance Corporal William John Droogan was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France and Flanders on 3rd October 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Vis-en-Artois Memorial
  Vis-en-Artois, Pas de Calais, 
Grave Ref: Panel 6
CWGC Casualty 1741962
Vis-en-Artois and Haucourt are villages on the straight main road from Arras to Cambrai about 10 kilometres south-east of Arras. The Memorial is the back drop to the Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, which is west of Haucourt on the north side of the main road.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Ballygawley War Dead Book 62
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Droogan Family Lists William as age 6, living with the family at house 3 in Grange, Ballygawley, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Droogan Family Does not list William as living with the family at house 2 in Drumcorke, Favor Royal, Tyrone
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of L/Corp William John Droogan
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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